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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INVENTOR

He rose to influence as a Commissary-general, then retired from the army and became an inventor.

Further endeavours also led to disappointments; but in the end the inventor was successful.

He was engaged by the company, and henceforth his career as an inventor was secure.

All of them spoke in the highest terms of the inventor and the man.

The inventor spoke into his instrument, 'Do you understand what I say?'

His originality as an inventor has indeed been called in question, like that of Watt and Stephenson.

Petty was a most indefatigable contriver, inventor, and organizer of industry.

It is said that the inventor applied his apparatus to a small locomotive.

But the plans and notes of the inventor were there and I studied 'em well.

But he expressly acknowledges Goodyear to be the first inventor.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "a discoverer," from Latin inventor (fem. inventrix) "contriver, author, discoverer," agent noun from past participle stem of invenire (see invention). Meaning "one who contrives or produces a new thing or process" is from 1550s.

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